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Oh, Windows 7 also supports TRIM and multiple graphics drivers (so you can use AMD and Nvidia), which are the main reasons I got it, though I turned out not to need the latter.
post #32 of 59
Windows ME should have come with a cyanide pill. It was horrible. The 7 kernel is a tweaked and more efficient version of Vista's kernel. It is easier to make changes to the kernel than run all of these patches.....
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When I reached my limit of free educational copies of Win 7 I took all the Vista keys my school would let me have (I think I have 4). Vista OS's do come in handy, they do have their place in the sceme of things. My father has a HP machine that came "Vista ready" with 1 gb and it was pretty slow, some extra ddr2 fixed that up (glad I got the ddr2 before the price went through the roof).I do not prefer to work on an XP machine anymore, feels kinda clunky, good learning OS though. I know plenty of people and business's that are still on XP, can't say that about Vista though for some reason.
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I still use XP with my web server, but that's because at the time, Apache was not fully supported with Vista. It probably should be OK now tho, if I were to upgrade.
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Have you tried doing all the windows updates from scratch including both service packs? Yeah, takes 2 days minimum. Do the same on Windows XP? Less than a day, and XP has 9 years of updates.
post #36 of 59
Only problem I have with Vista as an OS is the massive performance issues.

The OS is essentially worthless unless you have >=4GB RAM, therefor the mass hate is usually by people with bad computers, otherwise, Vista may be considered a decent OS, but it was fairly buggy with some things, including long file trees, destinations and permissions.

I really wouldn't consider it an OS as much of a 'taster' of what was to come with Windows 7, I think it took Vista to re-remind Microsoft how much we don't like buggy OS's.

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post #37 of 59
I don't like any version of Windows but I game so...

Vista is slow, 7 boots and shuts down like 5x faster even on my SSD. I ran into some compatibility issues with Vista in some games that aren't there in Windows 7. I don't remember which ones but I tried to like Vista like 4 or 5 times.

What I did like about Vista is the install size is much smaller.
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post #38 of 59
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I think of vista as an inferior version of seven.Seven fixed everything wrong with vista.
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post #39 of 59
From what I understand, MS rushed Vista out the door without giving 3rd party hardware developers enough time to make proper drivers for their hardware, and the result was a bad reputation for the OS.

Today, you won't run into many, if any, issues with vista except the occasional "VISSSSTA IS TEH NEW WINDOZE EM-EEEE" lunatic on the internet.
post #40 of 59
Windows ME wasn't horrible... My dad has it running on an old PII overdrive chip flawlessly.
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